Title: Pickup on South Street Summary: A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring. Directed by: Samuel Fuller Actors: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: 1 August 1953 (Japan) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
On a crowded subway, Skip McCoy picks the purse of Candy. Among his take, although he does not know it at the time, is a piece of top-secret microfilm that was being passed by Candy's consort, a Communist agent. Candy discovers the whereabouts of the film through Moe Williams, a police informer. She attempts to seduce McCoy to recover the film. She fails to get back the film and falls in love with him. The desperate agent exterminates Moe and savagely beats Candy. McCoy, now goaded into action, confronts the agent in a particularly brutal fight in a subway.